Holiday Sands
JFR

Norwalk, OH

#184 Aug 11, 2010
As I drove around to the back out the snack Shack I noticed the Barrels that where thrown in the weeds at the back of the property...

The barrels are still on the property? Hmmmmm

“fear thy goverment”

Since: May 10

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#185 Aug 11, 2010
you should move them,get off your stool at the mamby pamby bar and do some work!!!!
Guest

Columbus, OH

#186 Aug 12, 2010
Kmah wrote:
Someone has a photo of Lake Plata's awesome, giant slide -I think if you google it you will find it. I went there a lot when I was growing up too! It was in Macedonia / Twinsburg area. By the end of Laurel Drive. Too bad it is closed now and a development - my kids would love it1
yep exactly, so many good times there.......im gonna try and find that picture you mentioned, heck maybe im on it, was one of my fav things to do....thx
Mike from pittsburgh

Bethel Park, PA

#187 Aug 15, 2010
I spent many pleasant days at holiday sands when I was a teenager and later with my wife and kids and friends. I absolutely loved the place. This may sound crazy but if i had an all expense paid vacation to any location on earth I'd love to spend just one more weekend there. I drove past it 2 weeks ago and it is as some of u have said closed and an outdoors club owns it. I drove in and got out, walked around it looks the same but all the equipment was gone. The memories tho were coming on strong. Too Bad

“fear thy goverment”

Since: May 10

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#188 Aug 15, 2010
yeah like our chippewa lake
LivingInFlorida

Ooltewah, TN

#191 Oct 18, 2010
Look for pictures on the roof of the concession stand in Google Earth.
Chris

Wadsworth, OH

#192 Jan 15, 2011
This place was as fun as it was dangerous! In todays world we can not experience the thrills that Holiday Sands provided without the fear of lawsuits.

The slide, the rings, the barrels and the chain-go-round in the playground were all death defying to a 10 year old!

I remember sliding down the slide with a frisbee underneath me to make us go faster. We would almost fly off the side when we hit the middle hump.

TO THIS DAY, everytime I smell coppertone sunscreen I immediately think of the summers I spent at holiday sands.

Thank you to whomever started this topic!
Norm Deplume

Los Angeles, CA

#193 Jan 15, 2011
Whenever I smell Crisco....I think of Hunky!
fWesley

Ooltewah, TN

#194 Jan 27, 2011
Long gone but not forgotten. A Moose Lodge now. Just read an old blog site and wiping my eyes from laughing - if you havent' seen/read it goto:
http://criticallycocksure.blogspot.com/2007/1...

Also - there are a few pictures posted on the site via Google Earth (Panaramio) and you can post your own pics or scans too if you follow their rules.
fWesley

Ooltewah, TN

#195 Jan 27, 2011
sorry the above URL did not upload correctly.
Try http://criticallycocksure.blogspot.com/2007/1...
John R

Pflugerville, TX

#196 May 16, 2011
Wow those were the good old days
I have been thinking of recreating the barrels in my pond, does anybody have any ideas on what I should use? Does anybody remember how big they were? Seems to me they were about 6 or 8 foot tall and wide?
nick

Clayton, NC

#197 Aug 9, 2011
John R wrote:
Wow those were the good old days
I have been thinking of recreating the barrels in my pond, does anybody have any ideas on what I should use? Does anybody remember how big they were? Seems to me they were about 6 or 8 foot tall and wide?
If I had to guess 6-8" sounds about right for the height. We used to get 3 of us on comfortably, with a fourth person (teenager) getting a bit crowded.
sandie wheatley

Erie, PA

#198 Mar 18, 2012
John R wrote:
Wow those were the good old days
I have been thinking of recreating the barrels in my pond, does anybody have any ideas on what I should use? Does anybody remember how big they were? Seems to me they were about 6 or 8 foot tall and wide?
hi

just a note that .the two barrels mentioned are still in the back field of the Moose Lodge in Ravenna
BJB

United States

#199 Jun 2, 2012
Holiday sands was the best place on earth. Got my first job there at age 14 picking up cigarette butts and chewed bubble gum for $3 an hour in 1985. Did so well at that I was promoted to paddle boat attendant the next year. Then lifeguard the year after that. The best years of my life. I met the best people there( Scott, Kurt, Russ, Vicki, Polli, heather, Celeste, April, Lisa, Jim, Donna) all wonderful memories. My father and uncle helped build the park in the sixties. He was in the first group of lifeguards. He met my mother there and they were later married. He went across the rings in his tuxedo on the wedding day. I went down the slide once durring a water safety check( that's when the guards could swim) standing on my feet. I got to the jump and became airborne. Landed half off the slide and hit by head on the 4" side rail. Still have the scar from the 12 stitches behind my right ear. To answer a few questions, the topps were made of aluminum and anchored in 12 ft of water with a chain to cement blocks. We painted everything "sea foam green" every spring. The paint was half an inch thick.
Marcello

North Charleston, SC

#200 Jun 18, 2012
Hello,
I am a graphic design student and am originally from Lyndhurst. Holiday Sands was my favorite place as a child and i am working on a project to recreate the park within a virtual world for a senor thesis about virtual reality. I am trying to gather as much technical info as possible as well as pictures . If there is any info you could contribute from your father or uncle about some of the technical aspects of the park it would be greatly appreciated.
BJB wrote:
Holiday sands was the best place on earth. Got my first job there at age 14 picking up cigarette butts and chewed bubble gum for $3 an hour in 1985. Did so well at that I was promoted to paddle boat attendant the next year. Then lifeguard the year after that. The best years of my life. I met the best people there( Scott, Kurt, Russ, Vicki, Polli, heather, Celeste, April, Lisa, Jim, Donna) all wonderful memories. My father and uncle helped build the park in the sixties. He was in the first group of lifeguards. He met my mother there and they were later married. He went across the rings in his tuxedo on the wedding day. I went down the slide once durring a water safety check( that's when the guards could swim) standing on my feet. I got to the jump and became airborne. Landed half off the slide and hit by head on the 4" side rail. Still have the scar from the 12 stitches behind my right ear. To answer a few questions, the topps were made of aluminum and anchored in 12 ft of water with a chain to cement blocks. We painted everything "sea foam green" every spring. The paint was half an inch thick.
Norene

Cleveland, OH

#201 Jun 18, 2012
Does everyone remember the time I lost my top going down the slide? This would have been probably July of 1983. I just said "what the hell?" and took off the bottoms too! Good times! And them my friend Judy had to take hers off too. I suppose that was too much for the people to handle because we were asked to leave and never return. But I showed them. A little hair dye and no one was any the wiser.
jas

Pittsburgh, PA

#202 Jun 19, 2012
the greatest memories i have were at holiday sands.
my mom had the beehive hairdo, my dad had the long
side burns. everyone smoked in those days.

i loved visiting the bunny cage and climbing up the inside of the rocket ship to slide down the slide. when i was really young i would ride the little cars in the small square near the consession area. as i got older the barrels became
my favorite. I was always to chicken to actually go off of the ring platform. I would grab the ring
(which wasn't an easy task) hold on and run to the end and just jump off. every year my mom would do her annual trip down the slide, just once ofcourse.

they really were the best memories for me, my sisters, neices and nephews. Unfortunately my children came later in life and did not get to have that great experience.

I can however share the memories with some great photos i will cherish forever.
Telgin

Valley City, OH

#203 Jun 19, 2012
Norene wrote:
Does everyone remember the time I lost my top going down the slide? This would have been probably July of 1983. I just said "what the hell?" and took off the bottoms too! Good times! And them my friend Judy had to take hers off too. I suppose that was too much for the people to handle because we were asked to leave and never return. But I showed them. A little hair dye and no one was any the wiser.
Where are hanging out these days?
Norene

Cleveland, OH

#204 Jun 19, 2012
Telgin wrote:
<quoted text>Where are hanging out these days?
Port Clinton
Telgin

Valley City, OH

#205 Jun 19, 2012
Oh PIB area? That is a fun place. Are you still a rowdy girl?

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